Practical Parenting: Specifications
Practical Parenting: Specifications
InsertionsBleedTypeTrim
Full Page307 x 220 267 x 180297 x 210
Half Page Horizontal155 x 220115 x 180145 x 210
Half Page Vertical307 x 115267 x 75297 x 105
1/3 Page Horizontal114 x 22074 x 180104 x 210
1/3 Page Vertical307 x 85267 x 45297 x 75
Technical Information

Technical Information
Pacific Magazines will only accept advertising material via Quickcut. Supply of media via other means such as FTP, CD or Email is forbidden and will be rejected by Pacific Magazines.
The supplier of the digital media is responsible for all aspects of the files supplied.

For more information regarding Quickcut please contact:
Quickcut: (02) 9467 7500
Tech Support: (02) 9467 7599
Web: http://www.quickcut.com.au/

General Specifications:
1. Media is to be supplied to the correct publication page size. Taking special care to include bleed, trim and registration marks. (Minimum bleed size is 3mm. Trim and registration marks must lay 6mm outside of the trim)
2. PDF files need to be supplied as single page files. File names should start with P001_ for the first page and P002_ for the second page for a double page spread.
3. Avoid running type across the gutter of a double page spread.
4. All type must be a minimum of 8pt and 10pt for reversed type
5. All fonts need to be embedded into the PDF file
6. Files must be saved in CMYK format. RGB or LAB colour formats will be rejected
7. Images need to be of a minimum 260dpi at print size.
8. Solid black panels or backgrounds should carry 40% Cyan to reinforce the black print
9. Total ink limit should be between 280-310% with a black limit of 90% (medium GCR)
10. All 4 colour black and white images should use UCR

Quicksend specifications
· Page must include required bleed as per publication specification.
· PDF's page must be CROPPED (in Acrobat) to BLEED size, contain no crop or registration marks.
For more information, please click link below
http://www.quicksend.net.au/needhelp.jsp
 
To ensure accurate colour reproduction, Pacific Magazines recommends a 3DAPv3 approved digital proof.
Please Check Publication Specifications for Correct Paper Type
From April 2nd 2009 Printers and publishers will only be accepting 3DAPv3 proofs. Please see http://www.3dap.com.au/ for more details

3DAPv3 Colour Proofs:
1. Colour proofs must be created at 100% in size and accompany any supplied material.
2. In order to verify the proof, it will need to contain the 3DAPv3 control strip
3. Tearsheets or colour laser prints are NOT acceptable forms of proofs
4. If a 3DAPv3 colour proof is not supplied, Pacific Magazines or the Printer will not accept responsibility for the printed result of the supplied advertising.
5. The proof must be setup to the correct paper type of the magazine and section.

Practical Parenting Magazine is a Saddle Stitched Product. All Measurements on this document are Depth x Width

General Parameters (applies to all forms of inserts)

Practical Parenting Trim Size: 275mm x 210mm

* A minimum of 3% overs are required for wastage on the binders.
* All inserts are subject to meeting specifications and may require testing.
* Any products that cannot be mechanically inserted will require manual insertion.
* All inserts must adhere to the required Delivery Specifications.  

Bound Insert Specifications

Sizes

Minimum untrimmed insert size: 153mm x 140mm
Maximum untrimmed insert size: 285mm x 225mm

Paper Weight Requirements - Min Max

Four Page Insert 100gsm 200gsm
Eight Page Insert 65gsm 150gsm
Greater than Eight Pages 54gsm 130gsm
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Insert Specifications

Minimum & Maximum sizes include 5mm head or/and foot trim allowance. This will need to be confirmed with Practical Parenting once booking is confirmed.

When supplying bound inserts at the maximum size please ensure that all "live art" is at least 15mm from any edge.

Folded inserts must have a closed edge to allow feeding onto the binder. Z fold inserts cannot be mechanically inserted.

Any insert 16 pages or greater will need to be submitted for testing. Inserts with Gluing, diecuts or perforations will also need to be submitted for testing.

It may be possible to mechanically insert products which fall outside the specifications - all subject to testing.

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Loose Insert Specifications

Sizes

Minimum insert size: 148mm x 105mm
Maximum insert size: 255mm x 190mm

Paper Weight Requirements - Min Max

Single Leaf Insert 100gsm 250gsm
Four Page Insert 65gsm 200gsm
Eight Page Insert 54gsm 170gsm
Greater than Eight Pages 54gsm 150gsm

Number of Loose Inserts per issue

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Practical Parenting is able to run a maximum of 4 full run inserts per issue. Please ensure the cover date and on-sale date are known when making enquiries reqarding insertion into a specific issue. Folded inserts must have a closed edge to allow feeding onto the binder. Z fold inserts cannot be mechanically inserted.

Any insert 16 pages or greater will need to be submitted for testing. Inserts with Gluing, diecuts or perforations will also need to be submitted for testing.

It may be possible to mechanically insert products which fall outside the specifications - all subject to testing.

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Tip-on Specifications

Sizes

Minimum tip-on size: 90mm x 55mm
Maximum tip-on size: 175mm x 150mm

Paper Weight Requirements - Min Max

Single Leaf Insert 150gsm 300gsm
Four Page Insert 100gsm 250gsm
Eight Page Insert 75gsm 170gsm
Greater than Eight Pages Subject to testing Subject to testing

Tip-on placement - Positioning Specifics

The tip-on must be placed a minimum of 40mm from any edge of the host page.
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If a multiple page tip-on is to be fixed to a left or right hand page, the closed edge (spine) of the product will be placed closest to the spine of the host product. If on a left hand page, this may cause the back page of the tip-on to be facing outwards from the page.

Tip-on glue can stain the page on certain paper stocks. Please take this into consideration when considering placement.

A tip-on can encounter movement of upto 10mm in any direction from the desired position. Placement may vary from magazine to magazine.

All wet sachet tip-on's must be pressure tested before being approved for insertion. An initial 50 samples are required. 

A sample of any tip-on should be submitted for approval before any confirmation is made.  

Onsert Specifications

Sizes

Minimum Onsert size: 150mm x 100mm
Maximum Onsert size: 275mm x 210mm
* Smaller size is possible - Subject to testing.

Paper Weight Requirements - Min Max

Single Leaf Insert 100gsm 250gsm
Four Page Insert 65gsm 200gsm
Eight Page Insert 54gsm 170gsm
Greater than Eight Pages 54gsm 150gsm
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Tip-on glue can stain the page on certain paper stocks. Please take this into consideration when considering placement.

Onserts can encounter movement of upto 10mm in any direction from the desired position. Placement may vary from magazine to magazine.

All wet sachet tip-on's must be pressure tested before being approved for insertion. An initial 50 samples are required.

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A sample of any Onsert should be submitted for approval before any confirmation is made.  

Wet Sachet Specifications:

Please note the following specifications are a guide for suppliers of sachets for insertion into Pacific Magazines publications. Suppliers/manufacturers must submit samples for testing by Pacific Magazines Production staff and if approved it is the supplier’s responsibility to ensure that actual product supplied for insertion is identical to the samples submitted and approved.

For each 1ml of fill, the sachet’s internal area must be at least 8 square cm.

The sachet must be free from excessive air, as much air as possible needs to be removed prior to sealing.

Under a compression test, sachets must withstand at least 3,300 psi (1,500 kg) of pressure for 10 seconds and subsequently 2,200 psi (1,000 kg) for a minimum of 5 hours.

Minimum overall size required for binding = as per magazine specifications*

Maximum overall size for binding = as per magazine specifications *

Maximum total weight for individual sachets, including fill = 20 grams

The quantity of liquid fill must remain the same throughout the production run. Sachets must be packed in ne

sted cartons for ease of unpacking.

To enable automatic feeding on insertion equipment, sachets must be packed so they do not curl or stick together.

If more than 1 deck of sachets is packed in a carton, each deck must have a strong cardboard base so they will sit stable on the base.

All sachets to be packed the same way up and the same way around.

Sachet cartons to be strong and tailor made for a tight fit.

All cartons must be accurately labelled indicating product, quantity and host publication

Approval of Trial Samples:

A minimum of 200 samples to be supplied as per the above specifications for pressure testing and a binding trial before full production of the sachet for the magazine

Due to the mechanics of tipping-on inserts, there may be occasions where a very small quantity of magazines is bound without the insert. As such it would be advisable NOT TO run wording offering a sachet within the magazine.

Please be advised that the client takes responsibility for all costs incurred (including reprint of magazine run) if wet sachets are faulty at time on insertion.

Print Production Controller
Graham Hood
Phone: (02) 9394 2693
Email: graham.hood@pacificmags.com.au
 
Advertising Production Coordinator
Rachel Prasad
Phone: (02) 9394 2692
Email: rachel.prasad@pacificmags.com.au

Disclaimer

Pacific Magazines reserves the right to refuse any material that does not meet the required Specifications. Whilst the internal production process may verify that material is within specification the onus is placed firmly on tradehouse/sender to supply material to specification. It is also a requirement that advertising material is delivered on time so quality control measures can take place. Late material may miss these checking procedures which could pick up possible problems/errors.